And it does so with it's biggest club.
That unlimited backdoor legislature called the American Judicial System.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals just suffered from an outbreak of bad judging. In an en banc opinion, the court ruled that after a lawful traffic stop, the police may frisk any person who they believe may possess a firearm, regardless of whether that person possesses a concealed-carry permit. The court actually typed this sentence: “The danger justifying a protective frisk arises from the combination of a forced police encounter and the presence of a weapon, not from any illegality of the weapon’s possession” (emphasis added.) The implications were clear: Even lawful gun owners are by definition “dangerous” and can be broadly treated as such by the state.
In essence, the Fourth Circuit is declaring that gun owners lawfully exercising their constitutional rights are to be viewed with particular suspicion by law enforcement, regardless of any empirical evidence of danger. The court is relegating lawful gun owners to second-class-citizen status.
When you make owning a gun arbitrarily difficult...That is Gun Control.
If you are concerned about driving into a state like Illinois or New Jersey and the cops are going to flag you as possibly carrying because your licence plate says you have a CPL...That is Gun Control.
If you can be lawfully ordered out of your car and physically searched for the crime of being legally licensed to carry a firearm...That is Gun Control.
As I have said before. Most cops are all right. They know that legal gun owners aren't the problem but there is a 5% who hate the fact that you have a legal right to carry and they won't hesitate to make your life miserable any chance they get.
This one is headed to the Supremes, I can tell. And bad new Gun Control Judges, it is President Trump who gets to fill Scalia's seat.